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EXCLUSIVE: British Shooting Show Launch Liverpool 2020

As The British Shooting Show starts gearing up for their annual global event held in Birmingham, they are also launching their second show, set for Liverpool. The British Shooting Show is now entering its 12th year and along with IWA

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Junior? Hi!

Ray Garner explains how a patent led to plinking perfection for Webley & Scott with the Junior model air pistol Johnstone and Fearn are names that are not exactly in the news these days. Swallowed whole by history, but in

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No shooting at 2022 Games: is this the reason…?

The Commonwealth Games Federation’s executive board has rejected pleas to add shooting into the line-up of sports that will feature at the Birmingham games in 2022. The decision was made despite Birmingham being the birthplace of the British gun industry,

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Gun test: BSA R-10 SE Super Carbine

Mike Morton checks out the BSA R-10 SE Super Carbine to discover whether this refined little rifle offers the shooter both function and form. BSA’s R-10 has been with us for around a decade now, and the Birmingham gun-maker has

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Gun Test: No-Bull Bullpup

Nobody could have predicted the storm generated by BSA’s first-ever bullpup. Mat Manning puts the Defiant through its paces to see if it lives up to the hype Key Specs: Maker: BSA Guns, Birmingham Supplied By: BSA Guns (www.bsaguns.co.uk) Price: £1,049 (Black Soft Touch, Walnut), £1,099 (Black Pepper laminate) Model: Defiant Type: Multi-shot bullpup

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New airgun gear at IWA Sporting Classics 2016

The IWA Outdoor Classics show in Nuremberg is one of the shooting industry’s premier events, showcasing countless new releases on the airgun scene. Here’s some of the kit we clocked during the showcase.   PALLAS PCPs Pallas have unveiled their

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A brand new website for Marksman Pellets

Lincoln Jeffries, manufacturer of the famous Marksman airgun pellets since 1932, have launched a new website. Still based in Birmingham to this day, the company produces domed and pointed pellets in .177, .22 and .25 calibres for all types of airguns.

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In the workshop

The BSA Mercury is a classic break-barrel from the 1970s and 80s and, as Lyn Lewington concludes in this rebuild, they’re more than a match for today’s high-performance hardware…

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A Major find

Phil Bulmer stumbles upon a rare family heirloom… and delves into the history behind an unusual air pistol from one of Birmingham’s inter-war gunmakers

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